Lebanon Police looking for man who made threats at Quality Inn

Published: 8/5/2022 10:14:24 AM
Modified: 8/5/2022 10:11:17 AM

LEBANON — Lebanon police said they are searching for an approximately 25-year-old man who threatened to kill an employee after he was denied service at the Quality Inn on Route 120 in Lebanon in early Wednesday morning.

Lebanon Police Chief Phil Roberts said a white male, wearing a face mask and a beige backpack, walked into the hotel lobby in the early Wednesday morning hours and “demanded” a room and when told by the front desk attendant that no rooms were available said “I’m going to kill you.” The man did not brandish a weapon, Roberts said.

The man then left the lobby, returned, repeated his threat and also demanded a taxi be called for him.

Instead of calling for a cab, the front desk attendant called police, at which point the man fled on foot, Roberts said.

The Quality Inn in Lebanon is currently being utilized to house homeless and displaced people under a program managed by Tri-County Community Action and New Hampshire Housing and funded through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The hotel has about 48 rooms and they are all occupied by people without a permanent residence.

“Some of the rooms have two to three people in them, he could have been a transient, we just don’t know,” said Roberts, acknowledging that issuing a call to the public for information about the man’s identity is “a little bit of a Hail Mary.”

Police ask anyone who may have information about the identity of the suspect to please call them at 603-448-1212. Information can also be submitted anonymously to the department's tip line, 603-448-CLUE, or via online at LebanonNH.gov/CLUE.

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